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Altimeter Revolving Watch

Altimeter Revolving Watch

We’ve seen plenty of watches inspired by aviation dials and gauges, but this Click Altimeter watch from TokyoFlash actually displays time like an altimeter, with three spinning dials that indicate the hour and minutes. They also sell a similar watch that looks like an electric power meter.

AVI-8 Retrograde Chronograph

AVI-8 Retrograde Chronograph

AVI-8 specializes in watches with designs inspired by classic military aircraft. The Retrograde borrows elements from the instrument panel of the Hawker Hunter, a jet used by the Royal Air Force from the 1950s to the 2010s. It features a 45mm stainless case with oversize push buttons, and a hand-stitched leather strap.

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CityHawk Flying Taxi

CityHawk Flying Taxi

Israel-based Metro Skyways is showing off the design for a flying urban vehicle. The CityHawk would take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but uses drone-like fan blades, specially engineered to limit noise. It’s designed to hold up to six occupants, and could be used as a taxi, emergency medical transport, or a flying limo.

Air Force Museum Drone Tour

Air Force Museum Drone Tour

If you’re going to take a tour of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, it might as well be from the air, right? Well thanks to NURK FPV, we can take a first-person drone flight through the museum’s awesome collection of aviation marvels without having to leave our homes.

Mil-Tec Luftwaffe Pilot Watch

Mil-Tec Luftwaffe Pilot Watch

Mil-Tec’s vintage style wristwatch features a aeronautically-inspired dial, with second indicators on its outer edge, and hours inside. The German-made watch has luminous hands and hour markers, and its background is distressed with an oil-stained look. Available in brown or black.

Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling Original Aviation Watch

Stührling’s everyday wristwatch is inspired by the flight instrumentation that might be found in vintage military planes. It’s got an easy to read dial, skeletonized hands, day/date functionality, and luminous markers and numbers. The case is stainless steel, and the band is riveted leather.

Haynes Guide Aviation Manuals

Haynes Guide Aviation Manuals

Best known for their iconic, in-depth auto repair manuals, Haynes also offers a series of books which delve into the design, construction, and operation of famous military planes like the F/A-18 Hornet, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

Griff Drones

Griff Drones

Norwegian company Griff Aviation has plans to launch these three highly customizable heavy-cargo drones. The Griff 125, 300 and 800 all get their model names from their respective gross carrying capacity in kilograms (i.e. 275lb, 660lb and 1,760lb).

Altimeter Table Clocks

Altimeter Table Clocks

The perfect desktop timekeeper for aerophiles, these cast aluminum and brass desk clocks are based on the design of altitude meters from WWII fighter jets. Sadly, they’re currently out of stock, but keep your eyes on Cool Material’s shop for a restock soon.

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